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A nice steamboat restaurant in JB

Posted in malaysia,steamboats by chrisau on January 7, 2009

The weather is cool lately in the southern part of Malaysia and thought it’s a good idea to have steamboat for dinner on a Saturday night. It’s been a while since I have steamboats and thought it’s a good idea to patronise one of the best steamboat restaurants in JB,  Ho Ho Steamboat in Taman Molek.


They charged around RM15 per pax, where each person will get a prawn, some fish meat, some chicken meat, vegetables, fish balls, toufu, dumplings, eggs, vermicelli, fried noodles and a variety of seafood dumplings.


What I like most is their soup, which is clear and tasty. Unlike other  steamboat soup which you ended up drinking a lot of water due to the volumes of ‘ajinomoto’  added, this one seems to have lesser seasoning.

It’s great to have something hot on a cold rainy night. 🙂

Ho Ho steamboat is located at :- 87, Jalan Molek 3/10, Taman Molek, JB.


Nando’s Restaurant, Pelangi Plaza, JB

Posted in food,Johor Bahru,malaysia by chrisau on December 15, 2008
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I was curious to check out this newly opened Nando’s eatery in JB. Well, being not a KL folk, I have never tried any Nando’s before till it opened an outlet in the  southern state.


It’s just a small restaurant located at level 1 in Pelangi Plaza but it do attracted quite a crowd on a cloudy saturday afternoon. It’s halal too,  thus not a problem with our muslims friends.


I somehow like the way they arrange the condiments and sauces neatly.


A closer shot of one of my favorite sauce, garlic! it’s spicy anyway…13122008429

Like Kenny Rogers Roasters, their main dish is their roasted chicken, which comes in 1/4, 1/2 or full chicken.  You can chose two side dishes to go with it. Verdict:- Their roasted chicken is much better than Kenny Rogers! 🙂


I also ordered a mushroom soup (oops..spilled out a bit) which comes with garlic bread for appetizer. The soup was great but it’s a bit spicy.



And, here’s the ultimate dish- their newly promoted Peri KickStarter.  It’s actually a platter of what they served there. I especially love the sausages and the pita. Great dish if you like to sample their food but the plate is not really meant for one person. I have to take away some, since I can’t finish the whole plate.


Here’s a list of their outlets all over Malaysia.

Gao Ren Guan restaurant in Puchong

Posted in food,gao ren guan,Kuala Lumpur,malaysia,puchong by chrisau on October 7, 2008

I was in KL last week during the Raya holidays and my kind brother in law brought my family and me to this restaurant situated in Puchong. They offered food originated from the Gao province in Guangzhou, China. it’s the first time I tried it and it gave me a refreshing taste from the usual chinese dishes.

The ‘taupok’ is filled with crunched meat and vegetables. The meat is nice. Take two pieces of this and it can be very filling.

I like bitterguard but this one is a cili padi version. No, it’s not spicy but it’s so bitter!! Good to intoxicate the toxins and cools down our body.

The best dish so far, curry chicken. The curry was very ‘lemak’ (lots of coconut milk) and this dish whets up my appetite. I even ordered extra rice (which I usually didn’t), just because of this. The curry aroma is also very nice!

Here’s my favourite dish, lady’s fingers. I heard that they imported the vegetables from Taiwan and the lady’s fingers are especially greener than the usual ones. It’s very crunchy!

Another top dish, pork in red sauce and wine. You can taste wine when you took a bite of the semi-fat pork.

Here’s the address! Try it if you stayed in the Klang valley!